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Cell phone video catches moments leading up to shooting

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

We have disturbing new video of valley lawyer, seconds before police say he shot a 25-year-old man. But that victim was recording on his iPhone.

The accused shooter is a longtime valley defense attorney. The victim is the ex-boyfriend of a woman the lawyer was romantically involved with.

It's still not clear why the attorney wanted shoot the 25-year-old, but just before it happened, the victim's phone was recording. The video isn't long but it clearly shows what's about to happen.

In slow motion you can clearly see attorney Joe Palmisano pointing his .357 revolver at 25-year-old Ryan Hall. Seconds later the 911 calls started pouring in.

Operator: "911 what is your emergency?"

Caller: "We have a person shot in our office building!"

The shooting happened in the parking lot between two office buildings near Rural and Baseline in Tempe on April 18. The victim was shot once, but was still able to get help from witnesses at a neighboring complex.

Caller: "Yeah he is really hurt bad."

Operator: "where was he shot on his body?"

Caller: "It looks like he has been shot in the back."

Police arrested 48-year-old Joseph Palmisano shortly after the shooting.

Caller: "Some guy fired a shot and he is walking around his vehicle. We are hiding."

"Oh my god he is walking into the complex now.

After the shooting Palmisano went back to his office and called 911. On that call he confessed, but police didn't release a copy of that call.

As for a motive, police say Palmisano was romantically involved with his secretary. Hall is the secretary's ex-boyfriend.

According to court documents, after the shooting, Palmisano said to the victim something along the lines of "do you feel that... that's you dying boy."

The victim was hospitalized. As for the attorney, he has now been charged with attempted murder.

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